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Poster: ebel Date: Jul 29, 2011 2:46am
Forum: texts Subject: I think a library that has uploaded scans here has an out of copyright book I want, Can I request it?

I am trying to track down digital copies of some old maps of Ireland. These were published in the 1850s, and are long out of copyright.

An index/overview of these maps is already on the Internet Archive ( http://www.archive.org/details/indexesto125006i00ordnrich ) and was contributed by University of California Libraries. I think they have the original full maps in their UCLA campus that has a I.A. book scanner (I found a catalog entry here: http://ucla.worldcat.org/title/ordnance-survey-of-ireland/oclc/39955839?referer=di&;ht=edition ).

Is there some way to request that they scan those maps and upload to I.A.? Myself (and probably others) are willing to financially pay towards the scanning/uploading effort (to either UCLA or archive.org), since we want to get copies of these maps online.

Has anyone done anything like this before? Is there anyway to get in contact with whoever did the orignal scanning/uploading/contribution?

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jul 30, 2011 7:50am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: I think a library that has uploaded scans here has an out of copyright book I want, Can I request it?

Well, that's basically what to do, contact the library and work with them. In fact if your willing to pay for it (or even do it yourself), you would then be the digitizing sponsor. You could then get a copy of the scan and upload it to IA. I once paid for a PDF version of a book scanned from microfiche from the Library of Congress and uploaded it to IA. That's another option, check the LoC catalog and maybe order a PDF from them, they'll do scanning for you (but not cheaply).